Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jess Weixler ... Dawn
John Hensley ... Brad
Josh Pais ... Dr. Godfrey
Hale Appleman ... Tobey
Lenny von Dohlen ... Bill
Vivienne Benesch Vivienne Benesch ... Kim
Ashley Springer ... Ryan
Laila Liliana Garro ... Gwen (as Julia Garro)
Nicole Swahn Nicole Swahn ... Melanie
Adam Wagner Adam Wagner ... Phil
Hunter Ulvog Hunter Ulvog ... Little Brad
Ava Ryen Plumb ... Little Dawn
Trent Moore Trent Moore ... Mr. Vincent
Mike Yager Mike Yager ... Elliot
Nathan Parsons ... Soda Spritzer
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Storyline

Dawn grows up in the shadow of a nuclear power plant. In high school, while her biology class studies evolution, she realizes she may have a hidden curse, an "adaptation." She lives with her mom, step-father, and hard-edged step-brother. She likes Tobey, a guy at school, and he likes her. She takes a pledge to remain chaste until marriage, so they date in groups, watch G-rated films, and don't kiss, but the power of teen hormones is great, so temptation beckons. Dawn has an admirer in Ryan, and when when things have an unexpected twist with Tobey, she turns to Ryan for help. Will he be her mythical hero and rescue her? Or can she find her way as her own hero, turning the curse into an asset? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Every rose has its thorns.


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Rated R for disturbing sequences involving sexuality and violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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When speaking to her step brother Brad, Dawn is seen in a T-shirt with a unicorn decal on it. Unicorns represent both purity and virginity, major themes in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Dawn is 'checked' at the clinic, she flees the room screaming after 'biting' off the gynecologist's fingers. As she opens the door she's displaying very visible underwear lines through her surgical gown. Given the antics displayed, she's not supposed to be wearing any underwear. See more »

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[first lines]
Bill: Hey Brad, don't splash your sister.
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No man was harmed in the making of this film. See more »

Connections

References Fluff and Fold (2004) See more »

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Poolside Samba
Performed & Composed by Robert Miller
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Freud was right:
25 May 2020 | by damlacaglarSee all my reviews

Playing into the male fear of castration is what adds the horror element into the movie. I would argue that the premise alone makes this movie worth seeing. Although the film doesn't take itself too seriously (which is a good thing in my opinion) it still explores the idea of sexual freedom for women as having vangina dentata would make women immune to sexual abuse. As near the end of the movie Dawn realizes that what she thought was a curse can be gift as well. In short; it is a good horror movie with a side of dark humor that explores the themes of chastity, sexual abuse and pubenscence.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2008 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Teeth See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,521, 20 January 2008

Gross USA:

$347,578

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,340,110
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Company Credits

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Pierpoline Films, Teeth See more »
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Dolby SR | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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